Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Mortal Enchantment

Author Stacey O’Neale
Format e-book
Print Length 230 pages
Publisher Phoenix Reign Publishing
Published May 20, 2014

Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...

My Opinion

After reading The Shadow Prince, I literally counted down the days until Mortal Enchantment was available. I highly recommend reading The Shadow Prince before reading Mortal Enchantment as Mortal Enchantment begins right where The Shadow Prince ends.

From the time she was born, Kalin always knew that when she became 16, she would leave the mortal world for that of Avalon. She had to take her proper place beside her father the King of the Air Elementals. Kalin was looking forward to spending more time with her father, although that meant leaving her momma behind. As she is to leave an assassin from another elemental court comes after her. She is saved by Rowan, a solitaryelemental. Kalin always heard that solitary elementals were dangerous and not to be trusted. But in a land where nothing is as it seems, where people treat her like a second class citizen, where her father is missing she has no one else to trust but Rowan.

Kalin wants to find her father but politics gets in the way. Before anyone will listen to her, she must embrace her elemental side. Something she has no clue how to do. Rowan agrees to show her how to tap into her elemental powers. Kalin is a sweet girl that really does not understand the world in which she has been thrust into.

Rowan is the same sexy fire elemental that we grew to love in The Shadow Prince. His attempt at being aloof with Kalin is laughable. As his feelings for her run deep and are shown throughout his actions. Those who haven’t read The Shadow Prince will not feel this way, instead they will probably view him as cocky. While both of them try to be snarky with each other- instead of being mean it comes across as being cute.

Mortal Enchantment is a tale that will capture your imagination from beginning to end. The ending leaves you wanting more in the right now where is it kinda way.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote Reality check; I was in the middle of the woods, in the dark, with no idea how to find Dad’s knights.

Other People

Ariel- Air elemental, befriends Kalin
Marcus- Fire elemental, in love with Ariel best friend to Marcus
Jarrod- advisor to Kalin’s father, a bit full of himself

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the fantastic review! I'm glad you enjoyed Mortal Enchantment. :-)